I will be teaching the following courses at this year’s Pennsic War. If you have any questions regarding my classes, feel free to contact me.
August 5th 1:00-3:00PM
Location: A&S 5
"An essential garment in every nihonjin wardrobe! We’ll discuss construction of this Japanese garment, based on a Tokyo National Museum example. The predecessor to the kimono, the kosode was worn by both men and women throughout most of Japanese history. A visual, step-by-step example of its construction will be presented. Extra time is allotted for consultations. Please bring along your own materials if you would like assistance starting your pattern."
HAPPY JAPANESE GAMES
August 9th 1:00-2:30PM
Location: Games Tent
"Three leisure games of Japan will be discussed. Reproductions of each game will be available to play during class. May not be appropriate for small children; some game pieces can be a choking hazard."
And if you have an interest in Courtesan persona, please join me at the following events:
KNOWN WORLD COURTESAN SOCIAL
August 8th 1:00-3:00PM
Location: E-19 Tengusanji, Willow Point N.A.
COURTESAN SHOPPING LUNCHEON
August 10th 12:00-3:00PM
Location: Kafe Marhaba
It has been a frantic few months in "mundania", and sadly will continue for some time. Due to distractions elsewhere, I have not been able to offer as many courses during the spring months as I would have hope. But summer is upon us, which means WAR......Pennsic War, that is. And I will be there with bells on! Well...by bells, I mean zori.
I took a break last year from teaching at Pennsic. But this year I'm back at it with a full load of classes, at least for me. I tend to like to be a spectator at Pennsic but I've been encourage to get back in the classroom. Below are the courses I will be offering this year.
Wednesday, August 1st - 1:00PM
Not Without Your Kosode! - AS 07
Essential garment for every Japanese persona, course includes overview of kosode and its uses throughout medieval history. Bring paper, pencil and tape measure (calculator optional) to participate in the custom pattern construction.
Wednesday, August 1st - 3:00PM
Hakama For The Anglo Saxon - AS 10
Course includes overview of hakama (Japanese pant) and its uses throughout medieval history. Bring paper, pencil and tape measure (calculator optional) to participate in the custom pattern construction.
Friday, August 3rd - 12:00PM
Happy Japanese Games - AS 02
Course will review three Japanese games of leisure with a portion of class dedicated to game play.
Saturday, August 4th - 3:00PM
Known World Courtesans Social - Private Camp
1st Annual Social for Courtesans and those interested in courtesan history. Activities will include a discussion forum, refreshments, talent exhibition (guest participation encouraged) and special entertainment.